Italian Serie A
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Roma 2-0 Genoa

Seydou Doumbia
Roma midfielder Seydou Doumbia won the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast in February

Roma climbed above city rivals Lazio and into an automatic Champions League place in Serie A after victory over Genoa at the Stadio Olimpico.

Seydou Doumbia and Alessandro Florenzi both found the net for Roma as they moved up to second behind Juventus, who were crowned champions on Saturday.

Lazio slipped down to third spot - a point behind Roma - after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Atalanta.

Marco Parolo equalised for Lazio after Giuseppe Biava had put Atalanta ahead.

In the day's late kick-off Napoli kept the pressure on the two teams from the Italian capital with a 3-0 home win over 10-man AC Milan

Rafael Benitez's side, who are now four points behind Lazio, won thanks to three goals in six minutes from Marek Hamsik, Gonzalo Higuain and Manolo Gabbiadini.

Milan had Mattia De Sciglio sent off after 50 seconds for a clumsy tackle tackle on Hamsik inside the box, but Higuain saw the resulting penalty saved by visiting goalkeeper Diego Lopez.

Meanwhile, Josip Ilicic's brace helped Fiorentina boost their hopes of a Europa League place with a 3-1 win over Cesena.

Fiorentina move on to 52 points and are now up to fifth, two points above Genoa, and three points above eighth-placed Inter Milan, who drew 0-0 with Chievo.

Veteran Antonio Di Natale gave Udinese a 1-0 away win over Hellas Verona.

Line-ups

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 24Florenzi
  • 44ManolasBooked at 51mins
  • 23Astori
  • 35TorosidisBooked at 65mins
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 16De RossiBooked at 90mins
  • 15PjanicSubstituted forYanga-Mbiwaat 73'minutes
  • 27Gervinho
  • 88DoumbiaSubstituted forIturbeat 60'minutes
  • 19IbarboSubstituted forHolebasat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Yanga-Mbiwa
  • 3Cole
  • 7Iturbe
  • 8Ljajic
  • 10Totti
  • 25Holebas
  • 28Skorupski
  • 32Paredes
  • 42Balzaretti
  • 48Ucan
  • 52Pellegrini
  • 53Verde

Genoa

  • 1Perin
  • 14Roncaglia
  • 4De Maio
  • 5IzzoBooked at 61mins
  • 2TambeSubstituted forFalqueat 45'minutes
  • 88RincónBooked at 32mins
  • 91BertolacciSubstituted forFacundo Costaat 73'minutes
  • 33Kucka
  • 93LaxaltBooked at 56minsSubstituted forLestienneat 59'minutes
  • 11Niang
  • 18Bergdich

Substitutes

  • 16Lestienne
  • 19Pavoletti
  • 20Facundo Costa
  • 21Andrade dos Santos
  • 22Borriello
  • 23Lamanna
  • 24Falque
  • 38Mandragora
  • 39Sommariva
Referee:
Antonio Damato
Attendance:
37,068

Match Stats

Home TeamRomaAway TeamGenoa
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home19
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Roma 2, Genoa 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Roma 2, Genoa 0.

Attempt saved. Tino Costa (Genoa) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Roma 2, Genoa 0. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner following a fast break.

Attempt blocked. Maxime Lestienne (Genoa) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by M'Baye Niang.

Booking

Daniele De Rossi (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Armando Izzo (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniele De Rossi (Roma).

Attempt blocked. José Holebas (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Juraj Kucka (Genoa).

Gervinho (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. José Holebas replaces Víctor Ibarbo.

Corner, Genoa. Conceded by Víctor Ibarbo.

Corner, Genoa. Conceded by Daniele De Rossi.

Attempt blocked. Iago Falque (Genoa) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomás Rincón with a cross.

Corner, Genoa. Conceded by Vasilis Torosidis.

Corner, Genoa. Conceded by Alessandro Florenzi.

Corner, Genoa. Conceded by Davide Astori.

Tino Costa (Genoa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alessandro Florenzi (Roma).

Attempt missed. Tino Costa (Genoa) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Maxime Lestienne.

Delay in match M'Baye Niang (Genoa) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Foul by Zakarya Bergdich (Genoa).

Víctor Ibarbo (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Facundo Roncaglia (Genoa).

Gervinho (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Genoa. Tino Costa replaces Andrea Bertolacci.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa replaces Miralem Pjanic.

Foul by Maxime Lestienne (Genoa).

Davide Astori (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

M'Baye Niang (Genoa) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kostas Manolas (Roma).

Attempt missed. Andrea Bertolacci (Genoa) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Juraj Kucka (Genoa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Attempt saved. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Víctor Ibarbo.

Foul by M'Baye Niang (Genoa).

Kostas Manolas (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 3rd May 2015

  • RomaRoma2GenoaGenoa0
    FT
  • AtalantaAtalanta1LazioLazio1
    FT
  • FiorentinaFiorentina3CesenaCesena1
    FT
  • Inter MilanInter Milan0ChievoChievo0
    FT
  • Hellas VeronaHellas Verona0UdineseUdinese1
    FT
  • NapoliNapoli3AC MilanAC Milan0
    FT
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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus34247364194579
2Roma341713448252364
3Lazio34196964323263
4Napoli34178962431959
5Fiorentina341410104942752
6Sampdoria34121574137451
7Genoa341311104940950
8Inter Milan341213950391149
9Torino33121294036448
10Palermo341013114648-243
11AC Milan341013114645143
12Udinese341011133845-741
13Chievo341011132533-841
14Hellas Verona341010144158-1740
15Empoli3371793842-438
16Sassuolo34813133952-1337
17Atalanta34615133247-1533
18Cagliari3359193863-2524
19Cesena34412183261-2924
20Parma3365222762-3516
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